What’s Happening In Cottage Country on August 7/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, rainy day here in Cottage Country. The rain started early this morning and by the looks of things it will remain with us till … tomorrow. But I am not complaining, as we sure need it with things being so dry. We can talk about global warming, but I think nature has its own way. No matter what we do, nature will follow its own path. This can be good, because some people who claim to know what’s best for the Earth might actually be causing more harm. I don’t mean they’re making the weather worse, but their efforts to help the planet might be hurting the people who live on it.

Highway 522 has picked up a wee bit as yesterday our gift shop was really busy with a steady stream of folks dropping by checking things out. We had a real good day to say the least.

But Report: Everything is good in that department, working outside for the past few days I haven’t seen hardly a one.

On another note. Yesterday I worked all day in the old woodworking shop on a new fly through bird feeding station. It turned out nice. I took a couple pictures which I will share with you at the bottom of this post. I have made a lot of them over the years, all sizes shapes and forms, but the one I just made I found to be the best of the lot. And I have to tell ya, it will entertain a lot of birds. Actually, I had a couple that dropped by yesterday while I was doing the final touches and asked if I would make them one. Of course, I said yes and will get to that in a day or so. The only thing is with the price of lumber these days it costs a bit for material to make them. At the moment, figuring everything in, it comes to $225.00 each which for its size isn’t all that bad and yes I can make them smaller if need be for a bit less.

Today, being that it is raining, I kind of figure it will be a good day to clean up the mess I made yesterday in my shop and after that I will bug my lovely wife while she is making our preserves for winter, along with getting together some stories for a new book, which when finished will mean I have 8 published books for sale. A lot of people have been asking when I am going to write another. But back on the subject of doing up preservers for winter/freezing.

You know, I have found, over the years, that eating fruits and vegetables that you grow at home or bought from a real farmer, not a fellow that sells fruits and vegetables that they don’t grow themselves, is really important for your health. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients that help your body stay strong and keep you feeling good.

Why? Well, when you grow your own fruits and veggies, you know exactly what goes into them. No mysterious chemicals or strange stuff – just pure, fresh goodness. Plus, they taste so much better than store-bought ones. Especially that imported stuff that they are forcing upon us these days. Not a good thing, my friends.

With that, I am off for a boiled egg and a piece of toast with brown molasses sugar. Can’t beat a breakfast like that to get the old body wanting to get out there and do some work. Okay, the brown sugar is questionable, but hey … the molasses is sure good for ya!

Wishing you all the best! GW

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